The table below looks at the statistics for Stress Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Stress Testing over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Stress Testing
Rank 190 201 180
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -21
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 13 24 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.22% 0.34% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.44% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 37
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£543 £433 £540
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.43% -19.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £390 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.74% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4486 5485 6015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.96% 76.61% 75.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3366 4051 4450
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 69 92
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.24% -19.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £13.97 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £53.75 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Stress Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Stress Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region.

Stress Testing Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Stress Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Stress Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region.

Stress Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Stress Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Stress Testing.

1 27 (58.70%) Finance
2 19 (41.30%) Banking
3 12 (26.09%) Load Testing
4 11 (23.91%) ISTQB
4 11 (23.91%) ISEB
5 10 (21.74%) Computer Science
6 9 (19.57%) Investment Banking
6 9 (19.57%) HP
6 9 (19.57%) LoadRunner
7 8 (17.39%) SQL
7 8 (17.39%) Social Network
7 8 (17.39%) Rational Performance Tester
8 7 (15.22%) Market Risk
8 7 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (15.22%) Business Analysis
8 7 (15.22%) Risk Management
9 6 (13.04%) JMeter
9 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
9 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
9 6 (13.04%) Credit Risk
9 6 (13.04%) Performance Testing
9 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
10 5 (10.87%) Data Modelling
11 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
11 4 (8.70%) Java
11 4 (8.70%) Equities
11 4 (8.70%) Derivative
11 4 (8.70%) Fixed Income
11 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (8.70%) Waterfall

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Stress Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Stress Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.17%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.17%) TIBCO EMS
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (2.17%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) BusinessWorks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) Hadoop
1 2 (4.35%) Big Data
2 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (19.57%) LoadRunner
2 8 (17.39%) Rational Performance Tester
3 6 (13.04%) JMeter
4 3 (6.52%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.35%) Selenium
6 1 (2.17%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (2.17%) Sahi
6 1 (2.17%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.17%) Subversion
6 1 (2.17%) WATIR
General
1 27 (58.70%) Finance
2 19 (41.30%) Banking
3 9 (19.57%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.52%) Front Office
5 2 (4.35%) General Ledger
6 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 23 (50.00%) Analyst
2 14 (30.43%) Business Analyst
3 13 (28.26%) Tester
4 11 (23.91%) Performance Tester
5 8 (17.39%) Risk Analyst
6 6 (13.04%) Market Analyst
6 6 (13.04%) Market Risk Business Analyst
6 6 (13.04%) Market Risk Analyst
7 4 (8.70%) Test Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Developer
8 3 (6.52%) Architect
8 3 (6.52%) Project Manager
8 3 (6.52%) IT Business Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Business Project Manager
9 2 (4.35%) Business Manager
9 2 (4.35%) Planning Manager
9 2 (4.35%) Testing Manager
9 2 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Test Manager
9 2 (4.35%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) Web Services
1 2 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) J2EE
2 1 (2.17%) STL
2 1 (2.17%) XML
2 1 (2.17%) JRules
2 1 (2.17%) Spring
2 1 (2.17%) Java EE
2 1 (2.17%) WCF
2 1 (2.17%) WF
2 1 (2.17%) Mustache
2 1 (2.17%) Sass
2 1 (2.17%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.74%) Computer Science
2 8 (17.39%) Social Network
3 7 (15.22%) Market Risk
4 6 (13.04%) Credit Risk
5 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (8.70%) Fixed Income
5 4 (8.70%) Equities
5 4 (8.70%) Derivative
6 2 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.17%) Economics
7 1 (2.17%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (2.17%) Statistics
7 1 (2.17%) Mathematics
7 1 (2.17%) Reference Data
7 1 (2.17%) Data Integration
7 1 (2.17%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (2.17%) UNIX
2 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) Load Testing
2 7 (15.22%) Risk Management
2 7 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (15.22%) Business Analysis
3 6 (13.04%) Performance Testing
4 5 (10.87%) Data Modelling
5 4 (8.70%) Waterfall
6 3 (6.52%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (6.52%) Project Management
6 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (6.52%) Analytics
7 2 (4.35%) Change Control
7 2 (4.35%) Data Management
7 2 (4.35%) UML
7 2 (4.35%) Workflow
7 2 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (4.35%) Data Analysis
7 2 (4.35%) Test Scripting
8 1 (2.17%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.17%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.39%) SQL
2 4 (8.70%) Java
3 3 (6.52%) C#
4 2 (4.35%) VBA
5 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.17%) Ruby
5 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.17%) C++
5 1 (2.17%) Perl
5 1 (2.17%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (23.91%) ISEB
1 11 (23.91%) ISTQB
2 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
2 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) MBA
4 1 (2.17%) APMP
4 1 (2.17%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) ACCA
4 1 (2.17%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) Basel III
2 1 (2.17%) P3O
2 1 (2.17%) CRD IV
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) OpenView
1 1 (2.17%) Control-M
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) HP
2 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.17%) TIBCO
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle
3 1 (2.17%) Sybase
3 1 (2.17%) IBM
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